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Old 02-04-2013, 16:54   #16
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Re: cost of cold beer

Let's see.... if you have the boat 3 years and go out on the weeekend and drink a six pack... it'll only be about $2 a beer! Hmmmm..... maybe you should have picked up a cold six pack on the way to the boat each time? :>)
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Old 02-04-2013, 17:48   #17
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donl -

i put up one 135w kyocera ($400), built my own bracket out of 1" stainless tube ($150), a simple pwm controller ($40) and some 10 guage wire ($10). total cost $600.

so how the heck did you spend $1469???
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you forgot to add in the cost of the refrigerator,and depreciation on the boat
Us beer drinkers prefer to look on it as cost of the boat and depreciation on the refrigerator.
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Old 02-04-2013, 18:08   #19
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I wish folks would post pics of their solar install. I am toying with the idea and just can get past where to install them that don't look like crap or in the way.
I will not claim that my install does not look like crap, but it is not in the way.

Panel is secured with 1/4 Amsteel (no stretching) and is allowed to be moved port or starboard to evade boom shadow.

Wires extend and retract from under panel with hidden bungees that take up the slack.

Feet are made of starboard (slippery).

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Two points for you beginners

One can turn the fridge off on Sunday night then back on later. The beers might be cold when the hour comes around. Saves energy. However....

...why are there beers remaining dining the week?. That is shameful, amatuer, if not outright alcohol abuse.
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Cold beer is nice but there is nothing like having a bowl of ice cream in a remote anchorage.
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Old 02-04-2013, 20:13   #22
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the purchse price of the beer isn't part of the costs; only the cost of keeping it cold

but if it takes drinking 2000 cold ones so be it
I am still trying to figure out what my new liver will cost!!!!
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Does it work out different for full strength and light ?
Just a side note : Light beer and diet soft drinks are the most inflationary products on the market,Light beer is more water(cheapest ingredient) and diet soft drinks (coke etc) are less suger(most expensive ingredient) making them the most inflationary products on the market, because a lite beer cost the same as a regular beer..Would it not be better to buy regular beer and add water to it ,than to spend the same amount and have them add the water for you? ..
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See my gallery.

Don, I'm convinced that in the Maine summer my solar panels provide many more amps than a wind generator. Even with the fog. It might be a different story down on the Cape with a kicking sea breeze.
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I kind of disagree.
Although beer is really good when it is cold, IMHO it is almost as good when it isn't.
I nearly never worry if it is cold or not.
My old friend Skipper Mick who lived aboard the Scami 30 THE RITZ used to refer to warm beer as being, "Rodeo Temp", and drank it with gusto in enormous quantity.
I can only hope to live up to that standard.
Mate! Did you say warm bear is OK??
I Iii don't know how to respond to that.
For me its not just simply cold bear. It needs to be cooled down to precisely a bees dick above frozen. Ah, am I allowed to say that?
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The beer I buy is about $8 a gallon.
Pretty amazing figuring the cost of gasoline at half that. The gas starts with crude oil pulled from the ground, loaded and shipped by tanker around the world, unloaded and refined, shipped to a service station by truck and sold there .
The beer is made locally, and is mostly barley hops and water. simply put in a tank and babysat. Ever think about what a ripoff it really is?
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The beer I buy is about $8 a gallon.
Pretty amazing figuring the cost of gasoline at half that. The gas starts with crude oil pulled from the ground, loaded and shipped by tanker around the world, unloaded and refined, shipped to a service station by truck and sold there .
The beer is made locally, and is mostly barley hops and water. simply put in a tank and babysat. Ever think about what a ripoff it really is?
If you have a sailboat, what do you need gas for?

On the other hand, beer is a necessity for most sailors.
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The beer I buy is about $8 a gallon.
Pretty amazing figuring the cost of gasoline at half that. The gas starts with crude oil pulled from the ground, loaded and shipped by tanker around the world, unloaded and refined, shipped to a service station by truck and sold there .
The beer is made locally, and is mostly barley hops and water. simply put in a tank and babysat. Ever think about what a ripoff it really is?
Never thought about the oil in that way but that is crazy,so much more effort to produce it and it cost less than sugar water! Looked at the price of beef jerky today ,it cost $35.00 lb!! Supply and demand huh?..
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Re: cost of cold beer

The other thing is dog snacks.... if you figure it out per pound it's about the price of tenderloin!
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The other thing is dog snacks.... if you figure it out per pound it's about the price of tenderloin!
with enough salsa you can eat anything
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